The Pastoral is Political: More Than Thoughts and Prayers

The Pastoral is Political: More Than Thoughts and Prayers. Is your heart sore? Is your carpal tunnel kicking in from writing to people trying to instigate action? Are you tired of having the same conversations—the ones resulting in no change? Are you losing sleep trying to figure out what else you can do and/or how… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Prophetic Utterance Edition (Isaiah 9:1-7)

This Sunday’s text is Isaiah 9:1-7. The Working Preacher commentary for this Sunday seems to be missing, but there’s an older commentary here. I’m reading Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Prophets right now. Truth be told, it would have been good to read it before I started preaching on Amos, but time being what it is,… Read More

From RevGalBlogPals leadership, a response to the Orlando massacre

The Officers, Board members and Executive Director of RevGalBlogPals recognize that the LGBTQI community was gathered at Pulse in Orlando because it was a place where they found the support, joy, and love that was denied to them in many other social places, including in the church. In the midst of celebrating life and love,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Words Matter

This was an overwhelming  week in the news. The Oregon shooting reminds us that gun violence is increasingly commonplace. Racism and discrimination, again breaches and rears its ugly head. In Ohio, a little Black boy and a little White girl play the staring game. She expresses fear. He is suspended. Well, Emmitt Till was killed… Read More